Cultural Appropriation is, for those who do not know, the act of taking a part of any minority group’s culture. It’s usually white people who get accused the most, seeing as white people are a majority in the west. So If white people try to sell Mexican food that’s cultural appropriation. If a white person dresses in a sombrero, again, that is considered cultural appropriation.
Even if it is fiction
What damage has cultural appropriation caused? Well, it’s closed down several businesses, made several people annoyed and it has made more people intolerant both on the right and the left! The whole concept as a whole, is in it of itself, a uniquely American thing. Hear me out.
There’s a stereotype about Americans that they’re spoiled and that they want everything they see, and that they’re so entitled that they try to speak for everyone. I’ve only seen this sort of behavior on this large a scale in one country. The US. And where did the concept of cultural appropriation come from? The US.
I’m a Swede, which means that my culture is vikings, meatballs, Swedish traditional garb and so on. You don’t see me complaining about the show Vikings. (Swedes are not a majority in the US, after all)
Or when Japanese people dress up in our traditional garb and celebrate Midsommar in a place called Sweden Hill. (Swedes are not a majority in Japan, after all)
Or when the American show, The Muppets make fun of Swedes with the Swedish Chef.
It would be ridiculous if i got mad at any of this. In fact, the only appropriate response is a smile. I fucking love it! And guess what? The rest of the world enjoys it when their culture is featured in any way shape or form as well. And we don’t need a bunch of Americans who has ancestry in other countries, speaking for those countries. The fact that you speak for other countries that you don’t know the first thing about is what makes you American. The fact that you try to stop people from expressing themselves with other cultures ideas is what makes you American! You are an American, not Japanese, not a Swede, not a Russian, not an African, not a Latina; American!
No one owns a trademark on a culture, in fact, cultures are an amalgam of lots of different cultures and countries. Even just the food of all the different countries don’t have their genesis in each respective country. Minute Earth lays it down so that anyone can understand just how small the world really is and just how much we borrow from each other.
Like, in Sweden, it is the culture to celebrate Christmas (Which is in it of itself an amalgam of many different cultures) by watching a Disney special that airs every Christmas. That’s not of Swedish origin. Of course it isn’t! That’s American as shit!
So am i appropriating American culture? And are Americans appropriating my culture? No! You’re just doing what cultures have always done! Intermix. See you on the flipside!
Today has not been a good day, and i feel that i have to rant!
I’m tired of academia who think they’re so fucking smart because they completed a bunch of cookie cutter, no critical thinking or actual understanding tests, that anyone with a fucking brain could have completed. You’re not special, you’re not smart, and you saying a bunch of fancy words, designed to confuse, doesn’t make you smart either! In fact, it actually makes you stupid, because you can’t even convey simple ideas. And for what? For the fear that your academia buddies will look down on you? You weak piece of shit!
I’m tired of feminists! Oh, god, am i tired of these fuckers! Logical fallacy doesn’t even begin to describe what you usually hear from these people! “You’re either with us or against us”, “She’s not a real feminist”, “You’re either a feminist or a woman hater”, the list goes on!
Also, it’s a group that is no stranger to being what they claim to hate! You will hear them say that sexism needs to stop, yet they go around and say that more men needs to be teachers, or “There aren’t enough women here *Gestapo voice*”.
“Trigger warning” is fucking moronic! You’re that much of a fucking child, that you can’t even take someone having a different opinion, or someone referencing something you don’t like? What’s wrong with you! Here’s an idea! Instead of demanding trigger warnings, grow up and realize that reading anything anywhere will probably trigger you, one way or another! Also! It’s not our fucking response to make sure that you’re not offended! You being offended doesn’t mean jack-fucking-shit!
And since we’re talking about being offended, let’s talk about ultra PC liberal fucking-wits! They think that the world will be a better place when people are forced to say “N-word” instead of “nigger”; “C-word” instead of “cunt”. They think that humanity will be better if everyone were super obsessed with not being offensive! They think comedy needs to be cleaned up, because “You can’t joke about everything”. YES! You fucking can! You can joke about whatever the fuck you want. If i want to make a joke about hitler raping a toddler while screaming nigger, i can! And i will! And if you don’t want to hear it, then guess what, fuck-face? You can just go away and think about others for a change.
Oh, what’s that? I’m calling you inconsiderate? How bizarre, right? No! You’re the one who refuses to fucking believe that people have different senses of humor. That people are different from you! You think everyone should like what you like! Fuck off!
Fuck greed! I’m so tired of greedy fucks who wants to squeeze every little million out of every situation! Even if it means fucking over millions of people in the process!
Fuck neo nazis! Read a history book, you blind, moronic, idiotic, vacuous, silly, stupid, insipid, little fucking twat!
And that goes for neo communists too!
You know what? Fuck gullibility! Fuck those idiots who get advanced degrees, yet they believe in crystals having magic powers!
Fuck religion! Especially the type of religion that forces itself on others! No, i don’t want to believe in your stupid nonsense or your god! I don’t need it in my life, i’ll be just fine! End of story!
And you know what? Fuck atheists too! They can be just as religious, if given the opportunity.
Fuck people who can’t think critically.
You know.. Let’s just fuck all of humanity. I’m so sick of stupid shit! People who aren’t challenged on what they believe, people who say dumb shit.. I’m endlessly frustrated at it all, and quite frankly, i’m amazed it hasn’t gone to total fucking shit already! It’s a miracle we still stand today.
I’m including myself in all of this criticism. Because i’m just as vulnerable to emotions. As this blog post clearly demonstrates. I’m just tired of it all. So god damned tired of stupidity. Why do i continue to care about it? I should just out right block every single thing that’s even remotely stupid. Eh.. Whatever! I’ll feel better tomorrow.
A trans friend of mine got tired of people saying she used to have “male privileges”.
For those who may be unaware, this is something trans women get told a lot. Strange how you don’t hear it so much for trans men. I guess their logic is that, since they were born girls, they could never have male privileges. But what do I know, I’m not a feminist crying “male privileges”, nor am I a trans man.
It’s a bit troublesome that there are people going around saying this to any trans woman who doesn’t agree with their dogma. The mantra is basically to do anything to silence or illegitimize anyone who opposes them, at any cost. So they go for people’s “weaknesses”.
You’re a trans woman, therefor, your thoughts on women’s issues are to be dismissed, because you were born a man, you fucking freak! You’re a man? Obviously, you don’t know jack about women’s issues for that very reason. Never mind that we’re being really sexist and trans mysoginistic by espousing this. We need to silence dissenters, god damned it!
This is just a reality when you deal with these types of feminists. They’re not really in it for a conversation or argument. They’re here to tell you that you need to obey, and that’s that!
Anyone who ignores someone’s point because of their gender identity, gender, nationality, ethnicity, etc; could be called a bigot.
So that’s why the argument of “male privileges” is logically unsound and just stupid. Because it’s an ad hominem. And that kind of talk has no part in a civil discourse.
Yesterday, i had a really bad experience with a commentor on my blog. It’s the first time one of those elusive facade, pseudo-intellectual types had ever crossed my path, and i can easily say i wasn’t prepared for it.
She told me that “I might not consider myself male, but my male privileges are shining right through”, in response to the feminist post i made a few days ago. I am at a loss of words as to why this is bigotry, trans-misogyny (Or, just misogyny) and discrimination.
For one, it’s a personal attack, that does nothing to argue my points. It just points to that i was born in a man’s body, therefor, i know nothing about what it’s like to be a woman, and my critique stems from that ignorance.. This is bigotry.
Stupid as i was, i decided to tell her that she had no idea what she was talking about, and that she should inform herself on transsexuals. But of course, her living in the feminist bubble that she is, she flat out dismissed me, and basically said that women has it as bad, if not worse than transsexuals. Again.. Bigot! One, i am a woman, i know very well what it’s like to be one! Second, i’m also a transsexual.
Let me just step out for a moment and say that, i love that nowhere is she bothered, that she’s telling an actual minority on this planet, that her being a woman is more or less a joke. I’m a joke. No.. You don’t seem to get it! Of course i don’t know what i’m talking about! I’m full of male privileges. I don’t know what it’s like to be a woman, nor will i ever!
So anyway.. She’s the type of person who would start a subset of the feminist movement, which would only recognize “real women”. Yes, those exist. Those people who say that “only women who were born in female bodies are women”, and anyone else is a poser or woman hater. Not saying she.. Actually, yea, i am saying that she’s that stupid!
I know she didn’t say it to me directly, but how am i to interpret it, when she comments that “my male privileges shines through”, just because i’m a transsexual? She would never comment that on a “real woman’s blog”.
It’s just disgusting. I’m disgusted by her and people who think like her. Which i know isn’t representative of the feminist movement.
I think a big feminist should slap this commentor on the fingers and say “We don’t speak that way! A woman is a woman, end of story!”. But of course… A bigot wouldn’t listen either way!